The headstand is made up of two Sanskrit words, headings and postures. Where Head means Head and Asana means Pose. The headstand is practiced by raising the head down and feet up, so it is called Headstand pose in English.
Shirshasana (Headstand Pose) Right Technique And Posture :
The headstand is considered to be a very simple and extremely easy posture, but it is equally difficult. To practice this asana, one should come to balance the whole body by standing on the ground, otherwise you will not be able to practice it. Let us know what is the right way to do headstand.
1. First sit on the knees in Vajrasana posture and interlock the fingers of both your hands and place them on the mat lying on the ground.
2. After interlocking the fingers, fold the palm into a bowl and gently (gently) tilt your head and place it on the palm.
3. After this, slowly raise both your legs and keep it straight. You can initially resort to a wall or a person to raise the legs.
4. During this time, the whole body should be straight from bottom to top. Maintain body balance well.
5. After coming in this mudra, take a deep breath for 15 to 20 seconds and stay in this posture for some time.
6. Now slowly exhale and bring your feet back down to the ground.
7. Repeat this asana three to four times.
8. Keep in mind that the practice of headstands should be done in the morning. During exercise, the stomach should be completely empty, only then this asana will be done correctly.
Benefit of Shirshasana (Headstand Pose) :
This asana increases blood supply to the head, so it is beneficial for brain function and all the senses in the head (eye, ear etc.). It improves memory and concentration ability. This asana promotes and regulates all systems of the body. Improves problems related to menopause. Develops physical and mental satisfaction and helps in spiritual progress.
Things to keep in mind before heading Shirshasana (Headstand Pose) :
1. If you are having difficulty in balancing yourself, then you can use the wall.
2. If you have difficulty in keeping the legs straight up, move the legs up, bend your legs so that your knees are touching your chest.
3. When you are confident that your balance can be maintained, then move both legs up, or practice off the wall.
Shirshasana (Headstand Pose) Precautions:
1. If you have high blood pressure, heart disease, cerebral or coronary thrombosis and glaucoma, do not practice head circumference.
2. If you have blood hemorrhage problem, kidney disease and slip disc problem in your head, avoid practicing this asana.
3. Do not practice this asana if you have a full stomach, body fatigue, headache or migraine problem.
4. Keep the body vertical and do not tilt backwards or forwards in the final posture of headstand, otherwise the balance of the body may deteriorate and you may get hurt.
5. If you have impure blood in your body, do not practice this asana, otherwise impurities can reach the brain as well.
6. Women should not practice headstand during menstruation and pregnancy.
7. Do not practice headstand if you are dizzy, have a head injury or have a severe headache.
8. If the neck is hurt, do not practice headstand. Apart from this, persons suffering from hernia, hypotension and obesity should not practice this asana.